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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

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This foreign language film won the 1955 San Sebastian Film Festival ….

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Days of Love (1955) Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona, Italy

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If you're looking for more foreign films, you can use the adjustable table at theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies of all time, which you can see here:  http://theyshootpictures.com/gf1000_all1000films_table.php  of all time

 

Here are the first feature films:

1915

Les Vampires  Louis Feuillade France #486

1920

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Robert Weine Germany #219

1922

Nosferatu F.W. Murnau, Germany #134

Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler Fritz Lang, Germany #591

Haxan Benjamin Christensen, Sweden #949

 

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This foreign language film won at the 1955 Venice Film Festival ….

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Ordet (1955) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark

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Continuing on with Theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies of all time

1924

The Last Laugh F.W. Murnau, Germany #181

1925

Battleship Potemkin Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union #14

Strike Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union #624

1926

Faust F.W. Murnau, Germany #562

1927

Metropolis Fritz Lang, Germany #57

Napoleon Abel Gance, France #167

Berlin:  Symphony of a Great City  Walter Ruttman, Germany #910

1928

The Passion of Joan of Arc Carl Theodor Dreyer, France #16

October Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, #340

Spione Fritz Lang, Germany, #802

1929

The Man with a Movie Camera Dziga Vertov, Soviet Union #22

Pandora's Box, G.W. Pabst, Germany #272

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The 1955 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Sky Without Stars (1955) Helmut Kautner, Germany

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Italy’s David di Donatello Awards began in 1955.  It is Italy’s version of the Academy Awards.  The Best Picture winner was …

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Roman Tales (1955) Gianni Franciolini, Italy

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Continuing theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies

1930

L'Age D'Or Luis Bunuel, France #123

Earth Alexander Dovzhenko, Soviet Union #171

The Blue Angel Josef von Sternberg #588

1931

M Fritz Lang, Germany #53

Limite Mario Peixoto, Brazil #569

Le Million Rene Clair, France #789

La Chienne Jean Renoir, France #848

A Nous La Liberte Jean Renoir, France #969

1932

Vampyr Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany #222

I was Born, But... Yasujiro Ozu, Japan #342

Boudu Saved From Drowning  Jean Renoir, France #558

La Nuit De Carrefour Jean Renoir, France #814

1933

Zero For Conduct  Jean Vigo France #248

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse  Fritz Lang, Germany #707

Outskirts Boris Barnet, Soviet Union #974

1934

L'Atalante Jean Vigo, France #18

1935

Triumph of the Will Leni Riefenstahl, Germany #499

1936

A Day in the Country Jean Renoir, France #130

The Crime of Monsieur Lange Jean Renoir, France #333

By the Bluest of Seas, Boris Barnet, Soviet Union #617

1937

Grand Illusion Jean Renoir, France #42

Street Angel Yuan Muzhi, China #858

Pepe le Moko Julien Duvivier, France #934

1938

Alexander Nevsky Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union #473

Olympia Leni Riefenstahl, Germany #751

Port of Shadows Marcel Carne, France #763

La Bete Humaine Jean Renoir, France #884

1939

The Rules of the Game Jean Renoir, France #4

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan #260

Daybreak Marcel Carne, France #820

1941

The 47 Ronin Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan #879

1943

Day of Wrath Carl Theodor Dreyer Denmark #294

Ossessione Luchino Visconti Italy #761

 

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The 1955 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon and Mainichi Award was …

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Floating Clouds (1955) Mikio Naruse, Japan

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2X2 is Sometimes 5 

Basically the Top Gun of Hungary. A pilot who wants to be an airplane designer and a scientist who wants to learn more about flying meets, fell into love, flies over a mountain, and sings a lot. This is a really fun musical from Hungary. Some of the humor is really cheesy and the cinematography isn't always the best but it is overall an enjoyable film.

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My top FF films of 1956 of the 15 that I have seen are ….

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1.  A Man Escaped or The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth (1956) Robert Bresson, France

2.  The Railroad Man (1956) Pietro Germi, Italy

3.  Aparajito (1956) Satyajit Ray, India

4.  River of the Night (1956) Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japan

5.  The Roof (1956) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

6.  Merry-Go-Round (1956) Zoltan Fabri, Hungary

7.  The Burmese Harp (1956) Kon Ichikawa, Japan

8.  Deadlier Than the Male (1956) Julien Duvivier, France

9.  Flowing (1956) Mikio Naruse, Japan

10. The Mystery of Picasso (1956) Henri-Georges Clouzot, France

 

The Silent World (1956) Jacques Cousteau, Louis Malle, France.   [I saw this with English narration]  

The Captain From Kopenick (1956) Helmut Kautner, Germany

And God Created Woman (1956) Roger Vadim, France.  [I may have seen a dubbed version of this]

and I’ve also seen …

Michael Strogoff/Revolt of the Tartars (1956) Carmine Gallone, France.  [I probably saw a dubbed version of this]

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Inoshiro Honda, Japan.  [I have only seen the English dubbed version with extra American footage]

Rodan (1956) Inoshiro Honda, Japan.  [dubbed]

 
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My list of favorite foreign language films of 1956-

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1.) The Forty-First, Grigori Chukhrai, Russia

2.) A Man Escaped or The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth, Robert Bresson, France

3.) Carnival in Moscow, Eldar Ryazanov, Russia

4.) The Burmese Harp, Kon Ichikawa, Japan

5.) Aparajito, Satyajit Ray, India

6.) Rodan, Ishiro Honda, Japan

7.) And God Created Woman, Roger Vadim, France

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1956

  1. The Burmese Harp, Kon Ichikawa, Japan
  2. A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson, France
  3. Bob le Flambeur, Jean-Pierre Melville, France
  4. Samurai 3: Duel at Ganryu Island, Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan
  5. Rodan, Ishiro Honda, Japan
  6. Crazed Fruit, Ko Nakahira, Japan
  7. ...And God Created Woman, Roger Vadim, France

I've also seen

  • Warning from Space, Koji Shima, Japan

 

1001 Movies You Must See

  • Aparajito, Satyajit Ray, India
  • Bob le Flambeur, Jean-Pierre Melville, France
  • The Burmese Harp, Kon Ichikawa, Japan
  • A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson, France

Night and Fog, Alain Resnais, France (short film)

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  1. And God Created Woman, Roger Vadim, France
  2. Bob le Flambeur, Jean-Pierre Melville, France
  3. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Jean Delannoy, France
  4. The Trapp Family, Wolfgang Liebeneier, West Germany
  5. Sissi - The Young Empress, Ernst Marischka, Austria
  6. Aparajito, Satyajit Ray, India
  7. A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson, France
  8. The Burmese Harp, Kon Ichikawa, Japan

Not my favorite year of this decade for non-English films, but I'll support the sexy antiheroin played by Brigitte Bardot. A special mention for a French short film: The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse, and a French documentary: The Silent World by Jacques Costeau.

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1. A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson, France

2. Aparajito, Satyajit Ray, India

3. Bob le Flambeur, Jean-Pierre Melville, France

4. Elena and Her Men, Jean Renoir, France

5. Early Spring, Yasujiro Ozu, Japan

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11 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

1001 Movies You Must See

  • Bob le Flambeur, Jean-Pierre Melville, France
  • The Burmese Harp, Kon Ichikawa, Japan
  • A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson, France

Night and Fog, Alain Resnais, France (short film)

From the foreign editions-

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1.) Ogre of Athens, Nikos Koundouros, Greek edition

2.) Merry-Go-Round, Zoltan Fabri, Hungarian edition

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Continuing on with theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies of all time

1944

Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union #254

1945

Children of Paradise Marcel Carne, France, #63

Rome, Open City Roberto Rossellini, Italy, #133

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne Robert Bresson, France #660

1946

Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union #210

Paisan Roberto Rossellini, Italy #212

Beauty and the Beast Jean Cocteau, France #277

1947

Germany, Year Zero Roberto Rosselllini, Italy #237

1948

Bicycle Thieves Vittorio De Sica, Italy #13

Spring in a Small Town Fei Mu, China #182

La Terra Trema Luchino Visconti, Italy #534

1949

Late Spring Yasujiro Ozu, Japan #73

1950

Rashomon Akira Kurosawa, Japan #20

Los Olividados Luis Bunuel, Mexico #132

Orpheus Jean Cocteau, France #308

Stromboli Roberto Rossellini, Italy #350

The Flowers of Saint Francis Roberto Rossellini, Italy #488

1951

Diary of a Country Priest Robert Bresson, France #229

Early Summer Yasujiro Ozu, Japan #416

Miracle in Milan Vittorio De Sica, Italy #510

1952

Ikiru Akira Kurosawa, Japan #113

Umberto D Vittorio De Sica, Italy #189

The Life of Oharu Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan #241

Le Plaisir Max Ophuls, France #432

Europa'51 Roberto Rossellini, Italy #673

The Golden Coach Jean Renoir, Italy #693

Casque D'Or Jacques Becker, France #711

Forbidden Games Rene Clement, France #756

1953

Tokyo Story  Yasujiro Ozu, Japan #5

Ugetsu Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan #50

Madame De Max Ophuls, France #120

The Wages of Fear Henri-Georges Clouzot, France #266

Mr. Hulot's Holiday Jacques Tati, France #298

El Luis Bunuel, Mexico #335

I Vitelloni Federico Fellini, Italy #561

Anatahan Josef von Sternberg, Japan #913

Sawdust and Tinsel, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden #962

1954

Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa, Japan #10

La Strada Federico Fellini, Italy #69

Sansho the Bailiff Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan #93

Senso Luchino Visconti, Italy #459

The Crucified Lovers Kenji Mizoguchi #946

Touchez pas au Grisbi Jacques Becker #975

1955

Ordet Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark #34

Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray, India #59

Floating Clouds Mikio Naruse, Japan #253

Lola Montes Max Ophuls, France #323

French Cancan Jean Renoir, France #410

Les Diaboliques Henri-Georges Clouzot, France #682

Smiles of a Summer Night Ingmar Bergman, Sweden #717

Riffifi Jules Dassin, France #745

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de Cruz Luis Bunuel, Mexico #888

Bob le Flambeur  Jean-Pierre Melville, France #939

Princess Yang Kwei Fei Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan #961

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You may recall that the 1957 Academy Awards introduced the Foreign Language Film Category and the winner was La Strada (1954).  The other nominees from 1956 were …

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The Captain From Kopenick (1956) Helmut Kautner, Germany

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The Burmese Harp (1956) Kon Ichikawa, Japan

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Gervaise (1956) Rene Clement, France

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Qivitoq (1956) Erik Balling, Denmark

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* The Red Balloon

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1. Calle Mayor. Juan Antonio Bardem. Spain. Drama.

A prankster pretends to fall in love with a spinster. With Betsy Blair and José Suárez.

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2. Calabuch. Luis García Berlanga. Spain. Comedy.

An American military scientist in hiding helps a small Spanish town win a fireworks contest. With Edmund Gwen and José Isbert.

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3. Aparajito. Satyajit Ray. India. Drama.

Apu and his mother grow apart. With Karuna Banerjee, Smaran Ghosal.

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Not a fan of M. Vadim, but I am of Mlle. Bardot.

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theyshootpictures.com movies for 1956

A Man Escaped Robert Bresson, France #89

Aparajito Satyajit Ray, India #563

Street of Shame Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan #828

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In 1956 BAFTA gave this foreign film a Best Picture Award ….

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Gervaise (1956) Rene Clement, France

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The winners of the 1955 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language films included …

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Eyes of Children (1956) Yoshiro Kawazu, Japan

The winners of the 1956 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language films included …

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A Girl In Black (1956) Michael Cacoyannis, Greece

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The Rose on His Arm (1956) Keisuke Kinoshita, Japan

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Before Sundown (1956) Gottfried Reinhardt, Germany

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The 1956 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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The Captain From Kopenick (1956) Helmut Kautner, Germany

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Italy’s David di Donatello 1956/57 Best Picture winner included …

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Empire In the Sun (1956) Enrico Gras, Italy

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The 1956 winner of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award was ….

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The Road of Life (1956) Alfonso Corona Blake, Mexico

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The winner of the 1957 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film was …

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Gervaise (1956) Rene Clement, France

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